Dr. Peter J. Hamlin is an Assistant Professor of Music at Gonzaga University. In addition to overseeing the music education degree program, he teaches coursework in ear training and world music. He is also the faculty advisor to the Collegiate Chapter of the National Association for Music Education.
Dr. Hamlin received his Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Miami in Florida. He was awarded a Master of Music degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Connecticut. While there he was the Graduate Assistant Director of the marching band, men’s and women’s varsity basketball pep bands, and the UConn concert band. Dr. Hamlin received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Miami.
Dr. Hamlin taught high school band, orchestra, and International Baccalaureate music in the State of Florida for nine years. He also has directed various school and church choirs and works to promote greater music literacy among choral groups. He also maintains a private clarinet studio and is active as a performer.
His research interests include the study of deliberate practice, self-regulation, and the development of expertise. Included in these topics is the study of other fundamental constructs in music education, which include motivation, self-efficacy, practice behaviors, home environment, metacognition, goal setting, and psychomotor development. A second research interest area is music assessment, psychometrics, and quantitative research methodology. He has both international and national presentations and publications in the field of music education.